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Do I Need Prenatal Multivitamins prior to IVF?

Prenatal Vitamins and IVF

In addition to a healthy diet, if you are planning to have a baby through IVF, you should take one prenatal multivitamin supplement daily that contains folic acid, iron and vitamin B12. Make sure your supplement contains no more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can cause birth defects.

When you are pregnant, you can meet most of your nutritional needs by eating according to our Food Guide. However, your diet alone cannot give you high enough levels of some nutrients. Two nutrients you will need to supplement are folic acid and iron.  Our IVF team can help you choose the prenatal multivitamin that is right for you.

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How long should I take vitamins for?

Start taking the prenatal multivitamin at least two to three months before conception, and continue throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (4-6 weeks and as long as breastfeeding continues). You should not take more than one daily dose of vitamin supplement, as indicated on the product label.

If you are considering Mexico as your fertility destination, please let us know if you require additional information.  It’s our job to provide you with the information you require to make a well informed/ educated decision.

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